The Go-Between was the third of Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter’s acclaimed collaborations. Boasting a cast including Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Michael Redgrave and Edward Fox, this adaptation of the L.P. Hartley novel of the same name was the winner of the 1971 Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Go-Between is the story of a young boy’s adoration for a beautiful woman, and his involvement in her love affair with one of her father’s tenant farmers. Julie Christie plays Marian, a woman whose forbidden love for her social inferior (Alan Bates) sees her employ a young boy as a go-between to facilitate the romance. Touching on the themes of the loss of childhood innocence, class distinctions, and the consequences of deception, Losey’s film is a timeless classic, and one of the greatest period dramas ever made.